Moraine Lake Road was in terrific shape today.
Conditions were the best we’ve seen them yet. Double trackset with a firmly packed skating lane. Except for the first 800 metres. An idiot decided to drive a vehicle on the road and left some deep ruts in the skating lane. It takes a bit of manoevering, but it is still navigable. The classic tracks were still okay.
The snow is deep enough and packed well so your poles no longer touch pavement anywhere. The air temperature was about -8. Cheryl used wax rated for -5/-9 and it worked well. Without a doubt, the most enjoyable day we’ve had yet. Skating is something new for me, and to show you how fast I am, Cheryl beat me to the end of the trail – on her classic skis. Coming back down was another story. I’ve never gone that fast on the long hill down to Paradise Creek.